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Tacx resistance levels

pthompson73pthompson73 Posts: 58
Currently using a basic Tacx Turbo alongside a HRM to get in shape for Spring. Work and family commitments are keeping me off the road whilst the mornings and nights are still closing early.

Does anyone know of a rough guesstimate to equate the resistance levels on the Tacx (1 being least resistant to 10) in terms of how that would reflect to actual % gradients out on the road???

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  • Typical Power curves are printed in the Tacx catalogue, these show resistance against speed, that might give you a really rough idea.

    Then use online calculator to see wattage required for road speed etc.

    http://bikecalculator.com/wattsUS.html
  • GarzGarz Posts: 1,155
    A bit loose to trust striclty as little things such as how inflated the tyre is, thickness of tyre, bearings, dish etc.
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